Most people understand the importance of keeping children safe in vehicles, but not everyone understands how to properly do so. Automobile accidents are the number one killer of children between the ages of 1 and 12, and of those who have died while restrained in a vehicle, misuse of restraints is cited in 85-90% of the cases.

Some of the best practices for keeping children safe in cars include: (1) restraining children in a moving vehicle, (2) using a car seat based on a child’s age and size, and (3) seating children in a back seat until the age of 13. But following these best practices isn’t enough. We found an excellent infographic that will let you know which car seat is right for your child, which vehicles are best for car seats, and why child safety in vehicles is important.

Whether or not you’re a parent, it’s important to know how to keep young passengers safe whenever you’re riding with them. Click on the image below to see the full-sized infographic.

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